Jose Aldo strips naked to make weight for UFC 251 bout while Paige VanZant tips scales at 9st for Amanda Ribas fight


JOSE ALDO stripped naked to make weight for his UFC 251 title fight -while Paige VanZant tipped the scales at 9st her bout.

Brazilian star Aldo, 33, was forced to whip his kit off to get down to the maximum permitted 61.2kg for his clash.

Aldo takes on Petr Yan for the UFC bantamweight title, recently vacated by Henry Cejudo.

But he clearly cut it a bit fine as he dropped his boxers to shave off those vital few grams.

Aldo’s modesty was protected by just a thin white towel, leaving onlookers in stitches.

Meanwhile, in the first fight on the main card, VanZant, 26, takes on Amanda Ribas in the flyweight division.

And she tipped the scales at 9st just days after showing off her chiselled physique to her 2.5million Instagram followers.

The US hotshot’s post may just have pocketed her more money than her Ribas clash, though.

Incredibly, VanZant recently revealed she earns MORE from Instagram than she does MMA.

But UFC 251 – boasting THREE title fights – will likely draw a huge audience – with it being the first-ever “Fight Island” showdown, in the UAE.

Aldo and VanZant will both undoubtedly put on a show in the glitzy new arena.

But all eyes will be on the evening’s main fight: Jorge Masvidal vs Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title.

American veteran Masvidal, 35, only took the fight on six day’s notice – stepping in for Gilbert Burns, who registered a positive test for coronavirus last weekend.

The US star faced a race against time to make weight – and with less than a week to go, he was still 20lbs overweight.

And after a stop-off in Rome to grab a slice of pizza, Masvidal resorted to wrapping himself in towels to quickly shed the pounds.


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